Re: Prerendering of GUI for voting machines

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 03:25:02 CST


>I am fairly certain you are correct here, none of the folks in the
> discussion group were involved directly with the software design.
> That is why we needed to have a separate development group list.
hmmm. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I can't let this pass.
Several people "involved directly with the software design" were
participants in both group lists.

I decided to start the OVC-demo-team list because people mainly interested
in developing the software were getting drowned out by a lot of tangential
discussions on the discussion list (originally called the "voting-project"

I made the first post to the demo-team list Dec 21, 2003.

We developed four applications. Only one of them had anything to do with
the prerendered ballot idea. John Paul Gignac did the coding for that
application and, I think, never posted to the discussion list.

I generally agree with you, Fred, but the line between doers and non-doers
(or talkers) is not quite so fine. Sure, there was a lot more said than
done, but it took a lot of talking to work through the issues.

I am thankful for the work at UC Berkeley, and I think it helps validate
things we have been saying for some years. Nonetheless, you'd think they'd
demonstrate a little more awareness of what we've done.

We also set up and ran our demo at Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
in April of 2004 in Berkeley: David Wagner (Ping's advisor) was a panelist there.

Deirdre Mulligan of UCB invited us. Joe Hall of UCB knew quite a bit about
OVC and was even one of our co-authors.

Alan D.

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